Where’s Waldo

Well it’s finally happened. They found me. 

Defense attorneys have found my blog. 

Welcome defense bar, stay a while, this is what the “right brain” of a prosecutor looks like. 

I had a mini panic attack last week when it was so nonchalantly revealed to me (“so your nickname is The Duchess?”) that colleagues had discovered my little niche on the internet. I had thoughts that ranged from throwing in the towel and shutting down Plumewood to wearing a crown to docket while dealing with defense attorneys. 

Then I thought: WHO CARES?!

I didn’t start Plumewood to hide from people, I’m not embarrassed by what I write or what I think, and I sure as heck don’t want to be pushed around by people in court or on the internet. I wanted Plumewood to be a place where I could be creative and interact with people from all around the world. I wanted to be able to use my skills in ways that I couldn’t in law school or now, in the courtroom. 

My entire personal life isn’t on display here, but there is enough of me that passes the “usual” amount of information of what people share with their colleagues. But I’m not ashamed of who I am or of the life that I lead. I think the good that has come from this blog (friends, ideas, etc) is still greater than the perceived bad.

So I’m still here, still blogging, and still thinking. 

I’m fully committed to being me. 

Defense attorneys you’re always welcome back and I’ll see you at the courthouse. 


  • http://www.chemgradboom.com/ Caitlyn @ ChemGradBoom

    I had my boss at my fellowship call me out about my blog, I was in shock and extremely embarrassed about it! Although now he uses it was a way to keep up with my time in Scotland, so it means less emailing him about everything!

  • http://www.lizzysluggage.com/ Lizzy Cox

    I freaked out one day when I tweeted a blog post and my boss favorited it! I couldn’t believe it! She then promptly talked to me about it the next day at work. The post was kind of personal, but she found it really cool and was genuinely interested in Lizzy’s Luggage. I still get a bit nervous when people bring up my blog in public, but I’m getting better at embracing it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx, Lizzy

  • Katherine Nolden

    Thanks Kati! It’s definitely still new but I hope I continue handling it well!

  • Katherine Nolden

    That’s awesome that she loved it! I’m still getting a little flack but I think that if I just let it roll off or play along with it, it will be great! Some of my colleagues know and they’re way nicer about it! I think it’s just more of a ‘at katherine’s expense’ funny ribbing. I hope that’s all it ever is! What post was it that your boss liked?

  • Katherine Nolden

    Hahaha I love that! Did he call you out in like a negative way or did he bring it up? Was it in front of people? Thats what was the worst part for me!

  • http://www.lizzysluggage.com Lizzy Cox

    Wow, I just saw this! I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner! :( I believe it was the following post that she liked. It was about how my anxiety flares up at times! I actually had a panic attack at work one day and she was super understanding!